Recovery Connections

John Schwary is CEO of Transitional Living Communities, an 850-bed recovery program he founded in Mesa, Arizona January 9, 1992, when he had a year sober. He's in his 28th year of recovery.

In these posts, he views life mostly through the lenses of recovery. While the blog is factual, he often disguises events and people to protect anonymity.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Back Home

Today, back to the world of responsibilities. Back to decisions. Of showing up at certain times.

Being in Mexico for the past two weeks has given us a chance to breathe, to reflect, to rest.

Our biggest decisions have been about where to eat. When to go to the gym or down to the pool. What time to get a massage. Important stuff.

Having no schedule is liberating. Go to bed when we're tired. Get up when we awake - or not get up. Read. Write.

Of course in our world of electronic connections we do the things that need our attention. But before the stress level gets too high, we can go to the patio and watch the sailboats drift by.

We're grateful for the the time away, for our trustworthy staff that keeps everything working.

This circle we have around us is another blessing of recovery.  Without their support we'd be unable to enjoy time away.